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Spacious Bluff-Top Home with Expansive Ocean Views

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A view of the home looking over the lush vegetation between the home and the bluff top.

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

We call this property 'The Aerie on the Strait' in honor of the Bald Eagles' nest hidden at the top of a conifer just above the house. We often hear their cries and see them soaring along the bluffs.The Aerie is ideal for family gatherings, or as a base camp for groups sight seeing and enjoying outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula. Situated midway between Sequim and Port Angeles on the coast, it affords guests convenient access to wineries, festivals, and Olympic National Park. To the west, take Highway 112 (the Juan de Fuca Scenic Highway) from Port Angeles to Neah Bay, the Makah Nation and Cape Flattery. Or, take Highway 101 west to Lake Crescent, Sol Duc Hot Springs, the fabled community of Forks and the Quileute Nation at La Push for fishing, surfing and kayaking. Proceed on south to the Hoh Rain Forest. Go east of Sequim to Port Townsend, and on to Whidbey Island. Take the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, B.C. Don't forget your passport.

During winter months, the road to Hurricane Ridge is open during winter vacation, weekends and holiday Mondays. Enter 'Hurricane Ridge' in your browser to see current snow conditions, and learn which amenities are open at this family-style ski hill. It is a short drive of about 20 minutes from The Aerie to the main Park Visitor Center. Another 20-30 minute scenic drive from the visitor center takes you to the Hurricane Ridge visitor center. Depending on snow conditions, you can enjoy cross-country or down-hill skiing or touring on snow shoes. There is a tubing hill for kids.

This 3500 sq.ft. three-level home, perched on high-bluff acreage along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, offers privacy in a forested, retreat-like setting. It features a Master Suite with king bed on the top floor. The Great Room, well-equipped Kitchen, open Dining Room with seating for 12, and two bedrooms, each with a pair of twin beds, complete the middle floor. Views from the Great Room and Master Suite include the Strait coastline west to Ediz Hook, traffic in the shipping lanes, with Victoria, B.C. in the distance. The lower floor comprises a bedroom with queen-sized bed, a generously sized Recreation Room and a Laundry. There is one full bathroom on each floor. The Master-Suite bath includes double sinks, separate shower and a soaking tub with ocean view. Access to private decks off of the Master Suite and the Dining Room and to a small patio off the Recreation Room is through sliding glass doors.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    We ask that the person responsible for renting the property be at least 25 years old. ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children should be supervised outside....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    A smoking area is provided outside....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11, Beds for 8-11

  • Ground-floor Bedroom: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Master Suite Bedroom: 1 king

    Master Suite is on the top floor...moreless

  • North bedroom on Main (middle) floor.: 2 twin/ single

    Main (middle) level bedroom...moreless

  • South bedroom on Main (middle) floor.: 2 twin/ single

    On request, we convert to a king, using memory-foam topper....moreless

  • Eurocouch in Rec Room.: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Eurocouch folds flat to 48-inches wide, 71-inches long....moreless

  • Additional sleeping: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Queen-sized Aerobed, inflates w/120V pump. We provide linens...moreless

  • Bedrooms accommodate 8 guests. Sleeping arrangements for no more than 4 additional guests include a convertible Eurocouch and a queen-sized inflatable Aerobed which can be set up in the rec room. We provide linens for the couch and Aerobed....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Main (middle) floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath serves two bedrooms & main floor. Hair Dryer included....moreless

  • Ground-floor bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Bath serves the queen bedroom & Rec Room. Hair Dryer incl....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, tub, shower

    Soaking tub has ocean view. Hair dryer included....moreless

  • Bathroom furnishings include linens, paper products, hand-soap & shower gel and hair dryers....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Bird watchers will enjoy this property. The non-residential portions of the land are protected by a conservation easement and are closed to public access; however, by special arrangement with the owners, guests staying a week or longer may arrange for a guided walking tour along forested trails. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are a few books available at The Aerie. We subscribe to the 'take one, leave one' philosophy....moreless

  • Games:

    We have stocked a few of our favorite board games....moreless

  • Television:

    We have a 'Smart' TV, but cable or satellite service is unavailable. We provide a Netflix subscription and a DVD player. A Mohu antenna allows access to ~10 on-air channels from Canada & U.S....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    A view of the Olympic mountains, filtered by trees can be seen from the upper story....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    View the Strait from large picture windows....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    High Bluff Property on the Strait of Juan de Fuca....moreless

  • Rural:

    Fifteen acre property of which most is protected by a conservation easement to foster a mature forest, enhance wetlands, and promote wildlife biodiversity....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 10 comfortably. Additional seating for 4 in the Nook; 4 more bar stools around the cooking island completes seating arrangements....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    The heat pump provides year-round, forced-air heating and cooling for a comfortable interior climate....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Use the provided fabric softener dryer sheets if you choose to use fabric softener for your personal laundry needs....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane Gas-log fireplace....moreless

  • Garage:

    The garage is not available for guest use. It is reserved for housekeepers' inventory and supplies....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    The thermostatically-controlled heat pump, which we service annually, serves the whole-house forced-air system....moreless

  • Internet:

    High Speed Internet with a secured WiFi router is provided. the password to the router is posted on the property....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens and towels are professionally laundered and sanitized for your peace of mind. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room seating is ample for 8 - 12 people on the large sectional and surrounding occasional chairs....moreless

  • Parking:

    Off-street parking is ample for 5 cars. On-street parking is not available. Please contact owners for possible additional parking needs (such as RV, small boat, or additional cars) during your stay....moreless

  • Telephone:

    Land line is provided....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    No fabric softeners or scents are used by our medically-qualified laundry service....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    We provide limited amounts of detergent for your use in this Energy-efficient, front-loading washer. For the health of the septic system, please do not use liquid fabric softener....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Service for 12, 4-piece place setting dishes, flatware, glassware, wine glasses. Miscellaneous serving dishes....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchen is open to great room and dining area....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Separate self-cleaning electric oven....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Small selection of condiments provided....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Ceramic cook top on cooking island....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Outdoor bistro-style seating is provided on decks and patios....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have installed a brand-new Weber Genesis propane grill....moreless

 

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Rates are based on 9 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning $175 + tax
  • Tax Rate 10.4%

Notes:

Maximum of 12 guests. Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy:

• 100% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date.

• 50% if cancelled 20-29 days prior to the Check-in Date.

• No refund for any cancellations less than 20 days prior to the Check-in Date.


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Location

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13 Miles
Nearest Airport
Fairchild Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Coho Ferry to Victoria, B.C.
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
Cedars at Dungeness
100 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrak, Tacoma
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 101
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
Hollywood Beach, Port Angeles

Car: Necessary

Many of the services checked are located either in Sequim or Port Angeles or both. The property is 15 minutes drive (give or take) to either of these cities.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We are active retirees who enjoy outdoor activities.

Why the Owner Chose Port Angeles:
We view ourselves as stewards of our lands. This 15-acre property is a part of more than 120 acres of contiguous forest and wetland. We and our neighbors have chosen to promote a mature forest and healthy wetland on this acreage, protecting the diverse wildlife habitat through conservation easements with North Olympic Land Trust.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The North Olympic Peninsula is a magical place. Not too far from major-metropolitan Seattle, two smallish cities, Sequim and Port Angeles, bracket a large unincorporated rural area, of which this property is a part. Each of the two cities offer antiquing, art, festivals, wineries, golf, tennis, parks, marinas and access to beaches. Threading its way all across this peninsula, the Olympic Discovery Trail (ODT), mostly-paved, is used by runners and walkers, bicyclists, and horsemen. Guests can access the ODT about 1/2 mile from the Aerie. The Aerie is a secluded, serene, forested retreat. From here guests can explore Olympic National Park, wander the Olympic Discovery Trail, enjoy the attractions of the nearby cities, or simply relax in spacious privacy.


Contact us

Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • A view of the home looking over the lush vegetation between the home and the bluff top.

    A view of the home looking over the lush vegetation between the home and the bluff top.

  • The great room has a propane-gas fireplace and a telescope for guest use.

    The great room has a propane-gas fireplace and a telescope for guest use.

  • The central cooking island draws everyone into the conversation.

    The central cooking island draws everyone into the conversation.

  • The hutch in the nook stores serving dishes and wine glasses for guest use.

    The hutch in the nook stores serving dishes and wine glasses for guest use.

  • Enjoy the view as you use the BBQ on the deck just off the dining room.

    Enjoy the view as you use the BBQ on the deck just off the dining room.

  • A typical sunset view on a calm evening.

    A typical sunset view on a calm evening.

  • Master bedroom on the top floor has king-sized bed.

    Master bedroom on the top floor has king-sized bed.

  • Enjoy the view from the Master Suite's private deck.

    Enjoy the view from the Master Suite's private deck.

  • Two twin beds in north bedroom on the main (middle) floor.

    Two twin beds in north bedroom on the main (middle) floor.

  • Main-floor south bedroom in king-bed  configuration has memory-foam mattress top

    Main-floor south bedroom in king-bed configuration has memory-foam mattress top

  • The ground-floor rec room has books & board games, TV with Netflix & DVD player.

    The ground-floor rec room has books & board games, TV with Netflix & DVD player.

  • From the parking area, stairs to the main (middle) floor entry are to the right.

    From the parking area, stairs to the main (middle) floor entry are to the right.

  • A view of the Strait taken standing near the bluff-top on a calm day.

    A view of the Strait taken standing near the bluff-top on a calm day.

  • Generous seating allows for quiet conversation while enjoying the view.

    Generous seating allows for quiet conversation while enjoying the view.

  • The kitchen includes seating around the cooking island.

    The kitchen includes seating around the cooking island.

  • An overview of the great room, dining in foreground, kitchen on left.

    An overview of the great room, dining in foreground, kitchen on left.

  • Close-up of our new Weber propane grill.

    Close-up of our new Weber propane grill.

  • Stairs to the top-floor master suite are just inside the front entry.

    Stairs to the top-floor master suite are just inside the front entry.

  • Access to the private deck from the master bedroom is through glass sliders.

    Access to the private deck from the master bedroom is through glass sliders.

  • Soaking in the Master Suite Tub, a guest also has views of the Strait.

    Soaking in the Master Suite Tub, a guest also has views of the Strait.

  • Two twin beds in the south bedroom on the main floor can be converted to a king.

    Two twin beds in the south bedroom on the main floor can be converted to a king.

  • Bedroom with queen-sized bed on the ground floor.

    Bedroom with queen-sized bed on the ground floor.

  • The rec room couch folds flat to become a sleeper. We provide full-size linens.

    The rec room couch folds flat to become a sleeper. We provide full-size linens.

  • The property's guardian spirit greets you as you enter the Aerie.

    The property's guardian spirit greets you as you enter the Aerie.

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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  • Calendar last updated 05/05/2015
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